~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Ottava Rima ~::~

Day 15, O – Ottava Rima

A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:
one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff

~::~ Dark Passengers ~::~

Dark passengers

I see translucent shades of dark and grey

Wondering why they always follow me

They seem like dark passengers of gruesome day

In brightness and sunshine they seem to flee


Murky creatures swarming around hunting prey

By darkness they flock as if on hounding spree

I wonder, lost in their silent onslaught

Sanity bleak, grasping at positive thoughts


They reside unknown, leading us astray

Weighing over us, fueling anxiety

Clawing through our innermost dismay

Upsurge of depression, insecurity

Malevolent spirits working away

Ruining our inherent sanctity

Mysterious they seem, our dark passengers

Our mistakes, troubles and innermost fears


I hope you  liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Photo Courtesy – DeviantArt, Destiny Blue

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